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county. >> and a look back at some of the year's big stories in the u.s. of a. we'll be right back. ,,,, . >> there is the golden gate bridge, sunny and chilly. a few clouds around. aside from that, a nice day. ,,,,,,,, ban" bandwagon... as the new year begins tuesday. . >>> one of the bay area's largeet counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. as the new year begins on tuesday, the new ban applies to alameda county's unincorporated areas and the cities. the stores won't be able to give customers one-time use plastic bag. instead, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for each recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in affect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose said since the ban took affect, the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> around here, we're seeing the sun shining finally. and -- . >> i am sure that is listed on paper. i am sure when they wrote that, it looked like a good idea. >> i butchered it twice now. >> plastic bag ban bandwagon. >> you got it. took a lot of practice. >> and
on adoptions to the u.s. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's tragic these children are potentially going to fall victim to senseless politics. >> reporter: the national council for adoption says with 700,000 russian orphans the kids are the ones caught in this political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their family already. they've introduced them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality that can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia. and we have a home, we have a loving family. we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department spokesman said quote, it is misguided to have the fate of chil
injuries. >>> a new report on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi blasts higher ups at the state department for leaving the mission vulnerable. the review boert said systematic -- board said systematic failures led to insecurities. the panel's report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> a news crew from nbc is safe tonight after spending five days in captivity in syria. the network says reporter richard engel, his cameraman and producer were freed when a rebel group killed two of their kidnappers at a checkpoint. the network said the team was bound and blindfolded but not harmed. there was no claim of responsibility or ransom demands. >>> the fiscal cliff is now just two weeks away. john boehner rolled out plan b. he'll take his plan directly to the house floor with a bill to extend the low bush era tax rates for all americans making less than $1 million a year. democrats are calling the plan a farce. >> we do not have a balanced plan when the president is calling for $1.3 trillion in revenue and only willing to put $850
same sex marriage. but it's the u.s. supreme court that will have the final say. today the justices met behind closed doors to decide whether to hear arguments in the california case. if they do not a lower court decision striking down proposition eight will stand. and same sex marriage will again be legal in california. >> if the court does not take the appeal i will feel an amazing amount of joy. >> the court today also considered jumping into the debate over the defense of marriage act. known as doma the 1996 federal law defines marriage as between a man and a woman and allows the government to deny federal assistance such at social security survivor benefits to same sex couples even if they're legally married. several lower courts have struck down the law as a violation of the constitution's equal protection clause but thomas peters of the national organization for marriage says there's no right to same sex marriage in the institution. >> the federal government and our elected officials through congress have a responsibility and right to protect marriage as a union of one man and on
. >> first responders open up about the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. we'll have their first hand accounts. >>> plus, here comes another one. more rain winding up off the coast, just about to make landful. >> i do think people waited a little bit and now they're just ready to buy, buy, buy. >> which is just what retailers want you to do. good evening. i'm bryan. ann notarangelo has the night off. we're going to begin by looking at the hi-def doppler. still picking up scattered showers. another system is winding up offshore. up to another three feet of snow above 7,000 feet in the sierra. we'll have the complete forecast this just a few minutes. >>> meantime, in marin county, people are keeping a close watch on the creek. during the rains, it came within inches of flood stage. elisa is live there. >> reporter: we're taking a look at the level of the creek. pretty low, only about four feet. it floods at 13. that's what happened back in 2005. here's some video from back then, just to remind people why folks who live in this area always prepare whenever there is a sto
your male out early for the holiday season, you're going to be in luck. the u.s. postal service is holding a male collection for customers who want to ship the cards and packages. they will take place at 11:00 a.m. at macy's on o'farrell street in san francisco; 12:00 p.m. at the airport post office, again n san francisco and 11:00 a.m. at the east ridge mall post office in san jose. >> all right. >>> coming up in the next half hour, parents trying to answer their kids questions about newtown. our conversation with the child psychologist. >> and a new debate before the supreme court. the right to bear arms in public. >> plus, we're hearing more about extraordinary heroism displayed by teachers at sandy hook elementary. how they helped students stay calm in the middle of the shooting. we'll be right back. prepares for funerals for t school shooting victims in newtown, xt - an . >>> today, a community prepares for funerals in the shooting school victims in newtown, connecticut. next, an accounting of the victims and the heros who died trying to save lives. >> there is only one way
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